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Anglin verdict upheld by appeals court

August 27, 2012

A Big Spring man convicted in 2010 of taking part in a home invasion had his case affirmed by the 11th District Court of Appeals this week.
Clifford Leon Anglin, 27, was found guilty of charges — including aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony — stemming from the June 5 home invasion of a family in the 600 block of State Street following a trial in 118th District Court in September 2011. Anglin was sentenced to 60 years in a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility.
The case was officially taken over by the Court of Appeals Sept. 22, 2011, according to case documents, with a motion for a new trial submitted Oct. 11.
Anglin's attorney — Wayne Frost of Midland — alleged in the appeal the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to support Anglin's conviction and that, because it was insufficient, the defendant was denied his due process rights under the U.S. Constitution. Anglin and Frost also complained of improper jury argument by the prosecutor.
The affirmation came in the form of a memorandum opinion issued by Chief Justice Jim Wright from a panel including Wright, Justice Terry McCall and Justice Eric Kalenak, upholding the conviction.

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